Ladies Finger Playa

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • Size of big lime - tamarind
  • 1 kg - ladies finger
  • 8 to 10 - dry red chillies
  • 1 tbsp - coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - fenugreek
  • 1/2 tsp - asafoetida powder
  • 4 tbsp - oil
  • 1 tsp - mustard seeds
  • A few curry leaves
  • 4 - green chillies, slit
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Ladies Finger Playa

  • Soak tamarind in 1/2 a cup of water for 30 minutes and extract the juice.
  • Meanwhile, wash ladies finger and wipe dry.
  • Cut them into 1 cm round slices.
  • Roast all the ingredients from red chillies to fenugreek in 2 tsp of oil.
  • Add asafetida and mix well.
  • Cool and powder coarsely.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a kadai.
  • Add mustards.
  • When they splutter, add curry leaves.
  • Add ladies finger and cook stirring till the vegetable look wilted.
  • Add salt and tamarind juice.
  • Cover and simmer till the vegetable is cooked.
  • Add the ground powder and keep stirring till the palya is almost dry.
  • Serve as a side dish for lunch.

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